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'Responsible Communication: explore why (visual) language matters for a sustainable future.' Event in the House of Connections

When:Tu 16-05-2023 15:00 - 18:00
Where:House of Connections, first and second floor, in: Groot Handelshuis, Grote Markt 21, Oude Ebbingestraat 18A, 9712 HR Groningen.

We are delighted to invite you to our upcoming event. Join us for a thought-provoking experience where we will explore the crucial role that (visual) language plays in influencing worldviews, behaviour, and actions.

The event is launching RESPONSUS, a special interest group focusing on responsibility, language, and communication. Goal is to draw attention to the societal – and specifically to the discourse and communication – angle of all sustainable development.

Kick off

The event will kick off with a talk that demonstrates the crucial role that (visual) language plays in shaping our perceptions of reality. This includes how we think about climate change, how we navigate and make sense of an increasingly globalised world, or how we make personal and political decisions. The talk will make a compelling case for greater language awareness in our society – an awareness that we will hone during the next part of the event!

Following the talk, you will have the opportunity to attend pop-up workshops that offer practical insights into the workings of language and visual communication. We will cover a range of topics, such as audio-visual communication, metaphor analysis, pragmatics, ecolinguistics, and critical approaches to discourse. Our interactive activities will help you notice the finer details in language and images that typically remain below the level of consciousness.

The event will culminate in a networking session, giving attendees the chance to reflect on why language and visual communication matter in the context of their own discipline.

For Whom

This event is for you if:

  • You are interested in solving complex societal issues
  • You are eager to expand your scholarly boundaries and make connections across disciplines, particularly with the humanities
  • You are interested in developing your analytical skills and gaining valuable knowledge about language and visual communication


You need to register to attend this event (due to space limitations).

How to get there

Here you'll find the route the House of Connections on Grote Markt Groningen

More info

Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or require further information: e.darics

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